Community Research Partnership Award

The Community Research Partnership Award will be made jointly to a community member/group and a researcher. At least one recipient must be a member of IAPHS. “Community group” is defined broadly to encompass individuals, government agencies, non-profit organizations, etc. 


To recognize:

  • excellence in collaboration between community groups or individuals and population health researchers;
  • improvements in population health outcomes that resulted (or are likely to result) from partnerships between community groups and researchers;
  • innovation in approaches to ensure future population health and equity in the face of shifting social and environmental dynamics.


  • Awardees demonstrate authentic partnership in which the work has strong, organic ties to community and both the community group and researchers play meaningful roles.
  • Awardees are working together on an initiative that has yielded or has promise to yield positive population health outcomes.
  • Awardee efforts are focused on improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations by shaping/informing policy, system, and environment change.
  • Awardees exhibit innovation in their partnership, approach to their work, or the initiative they are engaged in.


  • Applicants may self-nominate OR be nominated by another person.
  • The application will contain the following information:
  • Name of community member/group
  • Name(s) of researcher(s) or research organization
  • Brief description of the work (describe the issue being addressed, the initiative, and roles and contributions of each nominee, including outcomes or potential outcomes) – 2000 characters
  • Justification for meeting the award criteria. Describe what is innovative about the work or partnership, how the effort advances population health equity, and how it will influence policy/systems/environmental change – 1000 characters
  • Major goals and/or accomplishments – 500 characters

Award Recognition:

One award will be made each year at the annual IAPHS conference. A $1000 award will be made to the IAPHS member to support the work the recipients are jointly engaged in.